Falcons takle 2 of 3 from Bells

A pair of dramatic wins Saturday and Sunday gets Kelowna off to positive start to the West Coast League baseball season.

The Kelowna Falcons earned their second straight walk-off victory over the Bellingham Bells on Sunday night.

The bats came to work for both clubs on Sunday as the Falcons beat the Bellingham Bells by a score of 9-8 in the series rubber match on opening weekend of the West Coast League season.

The result came thanks in large part to a five-run inning in the seventh for the Falcons.

The Bells took the season opener on Friday, but then the home side responded with a victories on Saturday and Sunday.

After the Falcons monster seventh inning stretching their lead to 7-1, the Bells came storming back to retake the lead in the top of the ninth 8-7.

Cue the heroics for the second straight night in the Falcons’ last at bats.

Daniel Priwin worked his way into a full count before blasting a ball deep into the outfield and sprinting his way to third for a triple, scoring last night’s hero Lane Lacrone along the way. It all came down to the Falcons’ catcher Brendt Citta, who won the game for his club with a well-hit single that scored the runner from third.

The Falcons (2-1) will now go on the road for a 3-game series against the Walla Walla Sweets (3-0) before returning home to face off against the Victoria Harbourcats on Friday.


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